BTS‘s members are heavily involved in creating their group’s own music, but did you know they’ve also made songs for other artists? According to the Korea Music Copyright Association‘s database, RM, Suga, and J-Hope have been credited with writing and/or producing these 10 songs.
1. Suran – “Walkin'”
Suga is credited with co-writing the music for “Wine”, the 3rd track on Suran‘s debut mini-album Walkin’. He collaborated with Slow Rabbit, June, and Suran for the music, and with Slow Rabbit for the song’s arrangement.
2. Jo Kwon (2AM) – “Animal (Radio Edit)”
Many ARMYs are familiar with J-Hope’s role as a rapper in this song, but are less aware of J-Hope’s role behind the scenes. In addition to rapping, J-Hope is credited with being involved with the writing/production process for “Animal (Radio Edit)”, the 2nd track on Jo Kwon‘s 2012 album I’m Da One.
3. GLAM – “Party (XXO)”
Out of all of BTS’s rappers, RM is credited with co-writing and co-producing the most songs for artists outside of BTS, including this one. This GLAM single dropped in 2012, and it has been praised by fans for what many have interpreted as pro-LGBTQ+ lyrics: “Are you a boy? Girl? / I don’t care – passion is the key”.
4. GLAM – “I Like That”
RM also has production credits for another 2012 GLAM, “I Like That”. “I Like That” was one of GLAM’s most popular tracks, prior to the group’s disbandment.
5. Big Hit Entertainment – “Perfect Christmas”
In December 2013, multiple Big Hit Entertainment artists collaborated on a special Christmas project, a single called “Perfect Christmas”. The line-up included BTS’s RM and Jungkook, 2AM‘s Jo Kwon, and Lim Jeong Hee and Joo Hee of 8Eight. RM is credited with being involved in the writing/production process for this heartwarming, holiday single.
6. MFBTY – “BuckuBucku”
In 2015, RM took part in three collaborative projects with other hip-hop artists as both a rapper and a writer/producer. The first was “BuckuBucku”, the 4th track on MFBTY‘s Wondaland album. EE and Dino-J also featured on this track.
7. Yankie – “Prometheus”
“Prometheus” was RM’s second 2015 rap collab. This track for Yankie‘s Andre album featured RM, Dok2, Juvie Train, Double K, Topbob, Don Mills. In addition to rapping, RM is also credited with writing portions of “Prometheus”.
8. Primary – “U”
RM’s 3rd collab of 2015 as both a rapper and producer/writer was “U”, a Primary hip-hop track featuring RM and Kwon Jin-ah.
9. Homme – “Dilemma”
In 2016, RM produced this non-album single for Big Hit Entertainment’s duo Homme. The now disbanded duo consisted of 2AM’s Changmin and 8Eight’s Lee Hyun.
10. Gaeko (Dynamic Duo) – “Gajah”
“Gajah” is RM’s most recently produced song for an artist outside of BTS. RM is credited with co-writing/co-producing this trippy track for fellow rapper Gaeko in 2017.